Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Dallas Stars prospect Jason Robertson of the Kingston Frontenacs is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the regular season week ending November 11 after leading the league with nine points in three games scoring six goals and three assists.
Robertson has been the league’s most prolific goal scorer to start the 2018-19 campaign and continued his torrid pace with a pair of hat-tricks last week. He scored three and added an assist on Wednesday morning in School Day action against the Ottawa 67’s earning second star honours despite the 6-4 loss. He also lit the lamp for three on Saturday night while adding an assist as first star of a 5-1 win over the Oshawa Generals. In between he contributed an assist on the Frontenacs’ lone goal against the Hamilton Bulldogs in a 2-1 loss on Friday. Robertson has averaged exactly a goal-per-game in 22 contests and has four hat-tricks this season bringing his career total to eight.
A 19-year-old from Northville, Michigan, Robertson is playing in his fourth season with the Frontenacs who made him a fourth round choice in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection. He’s currently sixth in league scoring with 33 points and has accounted for nearly 40% of his team’s goals while contributing to almost 58% of their total offense. In 212 career games he’s scored 123 times with 110 assists collecting 233 points. Robertson was selected by the Stars in the second round of the 2017 NHL Draft.
Watch video highlights of Robertson and the Frontenacs against the 67’s, Bulldogs, and Generals.
Also considered for the award this week was Jake Durham of the Flint Firebirds who scored six goals and two assists for eight points in three games including a School Day hat-trick of his own to lead the Firebirds to their first win of the season on Wednesday morning against the Sarnia Sting. Montreal Canadiens prospect Nick Suzuki also had a strong week for the Owen Sound Attack chipping in three goals and two assists for five points in a pair of wins against the Erie Otters after captaining Team OHL to a 3-1 victory in Sarnia at the CIBC Canada Russia Series. In goal, Vancouver Canucks prospect Michael DiPietro of the Windsor Spitfires stopped 62 shots in a pair of victories posting a goals-against-average of 0.96 and save percentage of .969 after also representing the league in victory between-the-pipes for Team OHL with an 18-save performance Thursday night.
2018-19 OHL ‘On the Run’ Players of the Week – Regular Season:
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Jason Robertson (Kingston Frontenacs)
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Kevin Hancock (Owen Sound Attack)
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Justin Brazeau (North Bay Battalion)
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Damien Giroux (Saginaw Spirit)
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sudbury Wolves)
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Lucas Chiodo (Barrie Colts)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 23: Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs)